Monday, September 19, 2005


Well today will be a slow day for us... little Elizabeth woke up around 5 with a fever and a bad cough... poor little girl. She's lying on the couch and listening to CatChat (we love these cds!!) and heather is keeping her company in her chair.

Z has a cough too, but miracuosly he is still sleeping at 8:30 am. I hope they feel better soon.

I had a lovely weekend away at a silent retreat. I really needed the refreshment of a whole weekend of silence and prayer. I feel so much better and able to handle my life again, although I have become somewhat convinced that in order to get through my busy days with all my kiddies I need to start getting up earlier than they do, so I have time for morning prayers in quiet, and a civilized breakfast.

I say 'somewhat' convinced, as I don't really want to get up before the sun does, but I know that it will be good for me. The lesser of two evils I guess ;-) I have a lot of work to do to become holy, and I guess starting earlier in the day is a good thing. I need all the help I can get!

uh-oh i'm being paged to read a story to the kids on the couch.... later


Aunt Val said...

Get well soon Elizabeth.
I love you TREMENDOUSLY--as does everyone who meets you.

wondering said...

Melanie, what technique did you use to produce this photo? I love it.

melanie said...

there is a neat feature in picasa (the prgram i use to organize my it!) that is called 'focal black and white) and you just click on the are you want to stay in color and the rest goes b&w.. it's not photoshop fancy like my mom can do, but it's still cute :-)